Video Session : Daughter Live at Luna Music

Art can have a online permanence yet lack a tangible presence. These videos can be seen as a fleeting collection of pixels arranged as an imitation of art; an experience saved as a convenience, to be received at a more appropriately scheduled time. But the joy in some art lies in the immediacy, in the here and now. This is where live music finds it’s enduring sense of strength: part of the beauty of this art form lies in the ephemeral experience of simply being there.

These videos of Daughter’s intimate performance at Luna Music attempt to capture those moments as best we can. We got footage of the sunlight glinting off of their shimmering guitars and recordings of the ghastly purity of their voices, but that pales in comparison to what we saw and heard first-hand. They played with such effortless vibrancy and color it was like they’d forgotten about relentlessly touring a handful of EPs, covers, and a full-length record on their own before carrying onward as the supporting act for a tour with The National. And after all of that, they can still play “Youth” at a record store in Indianapolis so arrestingly that no one dares to speak or look away until the final chord fades out. I can’t remember another show I’ve been to in the past few years where I’ve experienced that.

Filmed and edited by Doug Fellegy / Erin Browne / Haley O’Brian
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont
Written by Doug Fellegy

Video : Shivum Sharma : “All These Years”

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South Londoner Shivum Sharma released a quite nice EP, All These Years, via National Anthem recently full of delicately poignant liquid electro-r&b cuts. Today, we get a visual for the title track depicting the ups and downs relationships can take over time drawing from the theme of the song. Watch below and purchase the EP here.

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Video : George Maple : “Vacant Space”

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Singer George Maple has all of the makings of being a star in her native country of Austrialia to her current location of England and everywhere in between. She recently dropped her fantastic debut EP, Vacant Space, as a precursor to what we expect to be a big 2015 for her. She now has a mesmerizing new video for the title track to said EP done with a one-take live performance of the song with Maple shown alongside Australian producer Touch Sensitive and drummer Julian Sudek. We dare you to try to look away. Find the visual below and grab the highly recommended EP from Future Classic’s store here.

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Song : Ghost Loft : “Talk To Me”

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Ghost Loft, the alter-ego of one Danny Choi, has been busy as of late after going relatively silent for a majority of the past year. He recently unveiled the song “Be Easy”, remixed Ryn Weaver’s “Octahate”, and now has given us this new one “Talk To Me” along with a video. It is a contemplative number depicting a man searching for answers to life’s real true meaning and a beautiful one at that. Expect an EP from Choi sometime in 2015. Listen below.

Video Session : Bob Log III at Sun King Brewery

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MOKB Presents teamed up with our best buds at Sun King Brewery to bring in Bob Log III, before his show at The HI-FI, to give us an impromptu balloon-poppin’, beer-guzzlin’ private session.

Shake The Boot

Look At That

MOKB Video Premiere : Blackbird Blackbird : “Tangerine Sky”

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Honolulu, Hawaii’s Mikey Maramag’s aka Blackbird Blackbird released his fantastic psychedelic poptronica LP, Tangerine Sky, midway through 2015 through OM Records full of tranquil lo-fi layering. As sort of a year end cap, he is offering up a new video for the title track to the LP directed by Jeff LaPenna. The visual aligns with the song’s fluorescent, winding synths and acid-drenched textures. Watch it below and revisit the entire LP here. You can also catch him playing San Francisco’s The Independent on December 30th with STRFKR.

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Video : Alex G : “Harvey”

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When we unveil our best of lists for 2014 next week, young newcomer Alex G is sure to turn up on them. His album, DSU, has been in constant rotation on our turntable for several months. In the meantime, today, he has published a new video for his song “Harvey” which is created around the 1950 movie of the same name that also loosely inspired one of our favorite cult-classics Donnie Darko. Watch below and pick up the album here.

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